Category: Personal Development

Lifelong Learning (Over and Over Again)

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I’m self-reliant and independent and persistent. Usually, those are good things, but sometimes they’re not. I learned that for the first time more than 50 years ago. I was a young Marine, fresh out of boot camp. My unit was conducting a field exercise. A Gunnery Sergeant pointed to a Jeep and told me to, “Get that  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make reflection a habit

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Frederick the Great said it well: “What good is experience if you do not reflect?” Reflection is where you discover the real you. So, make time to reflect. Take a little every day. Make some time on the weekend. Schedule time every year to review yourself and your life in depth. This is only one of 347 tips in  »  Read More

Leadership: 3 Habits to Help You Learn from Experience

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Experience is the best teacher, but it’s almost a secret. Leadership experts hardly ever mention it. Learning from experience doesn’t get much love, but it may be the most powerful technique you can master. You learn important lessons faster and better when you learn from experience.  Here are three habits you can  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try asking for feedback

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Think of it as the Ed Koch Rule. That irrepressible Mayor of New York went around the streets asking people, “How am I doing?” If you ask that question, you just might learn something important. This is a three-step process. The first step is to ask for feedback. Step two is to say, “Thank you.” Do  »  Read More

The 4 R’s of Receiving Feedback

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You know feedback is good for you, right? After all, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions” has been a staple of self-development wisdom since Ken Blanchard first said it. So, okay, here comes your boss, or a colleague, or a friend, with a wide load of feedback just for you. What do you do? How do you get the most  »  Read More

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